Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday National Parks Service!! 100 years!

Today official is the 100th birthday of the National Parks Service!  To celebrate everyone is allowed to visit any National Park for free from today Aug 25th till Sunday Aug 28th, so start planning your trip by visiting their website here:

National Park Service Centennial

They also have a fun website where you can photoshop a selfie of you in a national park here:


Some of my favorites are: Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore, Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park, Perry's Victory/International Peace memorial at Put-in-bay, and Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore.

What's Your Favorite?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

So excited to see a Root Lab alum doing such important work.Check out this article:
A Homecoming for Hellbenders
Greg Lipps is apart of a reintroduction program that is adding captive raised hellbenders into Ohio streams to try and help the threatened population. The eastern hellbender in this picture is speckled and situated horizontally between the rocks.  They are a large fully aquatic salamander, growing to 10 - 15 inches, with another 10 inches of tail. They can be darker or lighter color than shown here, and with or without speckles/spots. Read the NY times article to find out more!

Posted in Sept. 2017

Find out more about all his work here:
Greg Lipps Homepage